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iGoldRush Blog   October 2002

DOS Attack on DNS Exposes Vulnerabilities

October 28, 2002 in News

The recent massive denial-of-service attack on the root servers of the domain name system exposed vulnerabilities to the Internet’s core addressing system. The DNS servers are essential to the Internet as they convert domain names to their numerical IP addresses. While the attack only resulted in moderate damage, it exposes the vulnerabilities subject to possible future attacks.

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